Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pretty Ponytail
  1. Upgrade a worn ponytail from day to night by taking out that pony and shaking it as hard as you can just to create some body.
  2. Grab your purse-size dry texturizing spray (key for reworking fullness into limp hair) and apply through entire head, roots to tips.
  3. Shake hair out, using your hands as well to break up, lift, and activate your spray.
  4. Pull hair back, taking one section at a time to create a super textured look (versus slicked back and smooth).
  5. Secure above or at the curve of the head with a hair tie (the positioning makes it more playful.)
  6. Gently pull on the hair to create height and adjust the look.
  7. Wrap a small section of hair around the base of the pony and tuck for a messy, sexy ponytail or add a metallic pony cuff for a chic way to accessorize the look.

Effortless Top Knot
  1. To create the perfect, no-frills top knot, you need a little grit or dirt in your hair which requires applying as much dry shampoo as you can.
  2. In the AM, hold your breath and spray through hair before creating your top knot. 
  3. Then in the PM, release your work knot and shake it out by flipping your head over and mussing for volume and texture. The product will have prepped the hair and controlled the day's oils.
  4. Take a fine size amount of molding paste, like Oribe Rough Luxury between your palms and rub through your hair.
  5. Follow with hairspray for grip and a shine finish and flip back over.
  6. Recreate your morning knot, but placing it more forward, towards the front of the head. (TIP: On the crown is more for a day look whereas more forward is nighttime-ready!)

Glam Waves
  1. Go for the two pigtail twist trick. 
  2. Part dry hair into two pigtails and spray each one with a dry texturizing spray.
  3. Take each pigtail and section into two braids, securing at the ends with a hair tie.
  4. Twist braids tightly into two buns right above each ear, securing with a hair tie.
  5. Sleep overnight and upon rising in the morning shake out and apply more dry texture spray for volume. Voila! Easy, beachy waves. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Get Reese Witherspoon's Perfect Pout from the CCA's with Burt's Bees!

Best Actress nominee Reese Witherspoon dominated the carpet at the 2015 Critics Choice Movie Awards with a strikingly radiant look created by Celebrity Makeup Artist Molly R. Stern.

"Tonight, I wanted Reese's look to be simple, clean and modern, to offset her stunning Lanvin gown," said Stern.

To achieve this look, Molly prepped Reese's face by massaging in Natura BissÄ“ Biesse the Cure Pure Serum for a luminous base. Next, evening out her skin tone, she sparingly applied Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation. Molly then contoured the hollows of Reese's cheeks blending upward and added a pop of color with an apricot blush. 

"For her eyes I wanted a clean and earthy look," said Stern. Molly applied Christian Dior Fusion Mono Matte Baked Eyeshadow in 761 Mirage into the crease of Reese's eyelids and gave them a neutral smoke with NARS Eyeshadow in Blondie. She roughly lined and smudged Reese's upper and lower lash line using Jillian Dempsey Khol Eyeliner in Jet Black. To complete the eyes, Molly curled her lashes and added two coats of jet black mascara.

"Last but not least, to perfect the look, we finished with the moisture-rich Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands for a natural pale pink lip," said Stern. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A boost of ENERGY for your LIPS!

inspired by our fan-favorite lip tint!

skintuitive™ technology works with skin’s natural pH to create a unique hue that’s glossy, new, and perfect for you!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tone It Up Girls Partner with Birchbox as Guest Curators This Month!

Are you a treadmill-to-desk kind of gal? You may not have time for a lengthy shower, but your post-workout beauty routine is just as crucial as your vigorous workout.  To kick off the New Year, Birchbox has partnered with Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott of Tone It Up to create a gym bag beauty essentials box.  These must-have products will get you from the gym to your desk in record time. 

 Whether you’re hitting the barre, running outside, or taking a spin class, Birchbox and the Tone It Up girls have you covered. This box is filled with products to help you quickly freshen up and stay pumped after a vigorous workout. Together, Birchbox and Tone It Up are committed to inspiring and motivating women to live healthy and fulfilling lives and there’s no better time to kick start a new workout regiment than the New Year. Each box includes the following deluxe samples:

·         Coastal Scents – Revealed Palette
·         Aqua Reveal – Satin Bright Soft Water Peel For Face
·         Klorane – Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
·         Whish – Three Whishes Body Butter – Lavender
·         Coola – Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recover After-Sun Lotion

New customers can sign up to receive the Tone It Up Gym Bag Beauty Essentials box as their first box at and should use the code TONEITUP at checkout. Boxes are available until January 31st.